It’s beginning to look like groundhog Phil may have been right this year about an early spring! The weather has already begun to warm up and the spring season is in full swing. With the plants starting to bloom Loyola’s campus is a beautiful place to be this time of year, and together Loyola and the Baltimore community have a lot to offer students in the area. Check out a list of spring events and things to do on Loyola’s campus and Baltimore’s community below.
*P.S. don’t forget to visit Rita’s for free water ice on the first day of Spring, March 20!*
Living the Mission: Confronting the Relationship Between Slavery and Jesuit Higher Education: In a talk titled, “Living the Mission: Confronting the Relationships Between Slavery and Jesuit Higher Education,” Professor Marcia Chatelain will discuss Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. Professor Chatelain is a historian at Georgetown and a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep.
Wednesday, March 20- McGuire Hall East 3:00 p.m
Major/Minor Exploration Week: This is your opportunity to explore majors and minors! Faculty and students from each major will be present to answer any questions about courses, curriculum and registration.
For more information about the event go to https://www.loyola.edu/department/messina/calendar/explore
Common Text Spring Keynote: Loyola Welcomes Michael Eric Dyson, Author of “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America”: Author of “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America,” and Georgetown University sociology professor, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson presents the common text spring keynote. This event is free, however, tickets are required. If you are a Loyola student, faculty, staff, or administrator please visit the Box Office in the Andrew White Student Center Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, April 1- McGuire Hall 7:00 p.m.
Ella Baker Day: Join us for Baltimore’s 3rd annual Ella Baker Day! For the last 3 years, Ella Baker Day Baltimore has been envisioned as a way to connect with local youth in our community who are active in their pursuit of activism and social justice via art. There will be refreshments served, as well as performances by a local theater company, Wombwork Productions, Inc., and a local singer-songwriter-activist, QueenEarth.
For more information about the event go to http://www.ellabakerdaybaltimore.org/
Thursday April 4- 2640 Saint Paul Street 6:30 p.m.
Screening of One Question: In this companion event to Bullet Proof in the fall, we have one question for you. A though-provoking question that is aimed to illustrate the similarities that exist between our neighbors with disabilities and those who do not have a physical or intellectual disability.
Wednesday April 10- 4th Floor PR 7:00 p.m.
For more information about Messina’s upcoming events visit the Messina Calendar.
Dinner and a Show @ Toby’s Dinner Theater: Enjoy an exceptional buffet-style dinner while watching a presentation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame from the Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz at Toby’s Dinner Theatre located in the heart of Columbia.
For more information about this venue go to https://tobysdinnertheatre.com/
Saturday, April 6– Toby’s Dinner Theater
Amusement Park Day Trip @ Hershey Park: Discover your Hersheypark Happy with a taste of summer fun. You will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 50 rides, say hello to your favorite Hershey’s Characters, and visit ZooAmerica Noth American Wildlife Park.
For more information about this venue go to http://www.hersheypark.com/
Saturday, April 13– Hershey Park
For more information about Options upcoming events visit the Options Webpage.
BSA Fashion Show: Culture meets couture as Loyola’s annual BSA Fashion Show fuses fashion and music with cultural themes. In addition to fashion and music, the audience enjoys singing, dancing and other performance by members of the Loyola and Baltimore communities.
For more information about the event go to https://www.loyola.edu/explore/grove/bsa-fashion-show
Friday, March 29- Reitz Arena 8:00 p.m.
Relay for Life: There’s never a dull moment during this annual 12-hour fundraising event at Loyola. While participating teams always keep at least one team member on the track, Relay for Life is designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. Additional activities include musical performances, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt and raffles, and trivia.
For more information about the event go to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY19NER?pg=entry&fr_id=90626
Saturday, March 30- Reitz Arena 3:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.
Chordbusters: This spring, see your favorite Chimes and Belles in their best performance yet! Featuring musical acts from your very own Gabriel Nacion and the gang! Purchase tickets at the box office the week of the show.
For more information about the event go to https://www.facebook.com/events/300967743938248/
Saturday, April 26-27- McManus 7:00 p.m.
Loyolapalooza: Come out to the quad the Sunday before the start of Final exams to celebrate the end of the year with music, carnival rides, and food. Stay tuned for who will be the big name act this year!
For more information about the event go to https://www.loyola.edu/explore/grove/loyolapalooza
Sunday, April 28- Academic Quad 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pigtown Flea Market: Check out this spring flea market at Historic Bayard Station, offering everything from antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles and housewares, to fresh food, coffee and local artists.
For more information about the market go to https://housewerkssalvage.com/pages/pigtown-flea-market-spring-2019
Sunday, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19
Charm City Bluegrass Festival: Enjoy performances by The Bridge, Steep Canyon Rangers, Deer Tick, Jeff Austin Band, and more at the Charm City Bluegrass Festival held in Druid Hill Park. For a full line up and ticket prices visit the festival’s website.
For more information about the festival go to http://charmcitybluegrass.com/
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27- Druid Hill Park
Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place: Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place is planned for Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. Started by the Women’s Civic League in 1911, Flower Mart aimed to make Baltimore green by encouraging flower, plant, and vegetable gardening in the yards of homes and vacant lots.
For more information about the event go to http://mvpconservancy.org/flower-mart/
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4- Mount Vernon
Orioles Baseball Game: Opening Day is on Thursday, April 4 at 3:05 p.m. No worries, if you cannot make the home opener, the Orioles will have plenty of other home games before the end of the spring semester. Additional home games include April 6 – 11, April 19 –24, May 3-8 and May 10. Whether you are from the Baltimore area or elsewhere, you can still get out to support Baltimore’s team or cheer on your home team if they play them!
For more information on the schedule and tickets go to https://www.mlb.com/orioles
Cylburn Arboretum or Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Explore Baltimore City’s 200-acre urban oasis at Cylburn Arboretum or the historical Rawlings Conservatory to see hundreds of specimen trees and plantings, gorgeous gardens, unique greenhouse rooms, and a historic mansion.
For more information on this spring attraction go to http://cylburn.org/, http://www.rawlingsconservatory.org/
The Maryland Zoo: Engage with the wonder of the living world by traveling to the Maryland Zoo this spring. Featuring animals such as Cheetahs, Eastern Newts, Panamanian Golden Frogs, and the Addra Gazelle.
For more information go to https://www.marylandzoo.org/